Restore-in-Time Machine and Version Control

In Spinbackup, we offer much more than a simple backup and restore of lost or deleted data from G Suite, you can also take advantage of our state of the art restore-in-time machine, which gets you the most from every backup. Here is how this works.

We do a daily automatic backup of all your data for every Google application. In this process, we create a snapshot, or a Version, of your account. This is the exact state of your account as of the moment of the backup process.

This means that you can view, restore, and migrate data not only from the latest backup, but to the exact version of files, folders, contacts, events, etc. that you require from a given day.

To view, restore, or migrate files using our restore-in-time machine, go to www.spinbackup.com and follow these steps:

  1. If you have a Spinbackup account, tap the Log in as G Suite / Google Apps Administrator button in the upper right corner.

    If you have no account and, therefore, no backed up data, it is impossible to use versioning. Check our How to Sign Up for Spinbackup Account for Business and Google Account: How to Back Up Your Data articles to get the opportunity to use versioning while viewing, recovering, migrating and downloading data in future.

  2. Spinbackup Log in

  3. Insert your e-mail and password or sign in with Google.
  4. Spinbackup Sign In

  5. On your dashboard to the left, click Users.
  6. Spinbackup dashboard

  7. In a new window, you will see a list of all your domain users. Find the name of the user whose data needs to be viewed, restored, or migrated, then open the specific application you want to view by clicking the +/- button and choosing the application that you need.
  8. Spinbackup Google restore users

  9. In a new window, you will see your latest backup version. To change the version, click the Version button.
  10. Spinbackup version control

    In a pop-up window, you can choose the required version by finding it in the list or choosing the required date in the calendar. When the version is chosen, press Ok.

    Spinbackup version control calendar

  11. Now you can see the backup version you have selected. You can click on a file to open it and view the content to make sure that this is exactly the exact file that you need.
  12. Spinbackup new version

    Please note: Spinbackup saves last 100 backup versions which correspond to the last 100 days if there was no manual backup. If there was a message or file in your Google application that was backed up in the version earlier than 100 versions ago and does not exist in accessible 100 versions, you can find it in a Lost & Found section.

  13. To find a file in the Lost & Found section, go back to Step 5 by clicking the Version button. In a pop-up window, click Lost & Found, and then Ok.

    Spinbackup lost found

    You will see a list of files that are more than 100 versions ago. Find the one you need.

    Spinbackup archive

  14. When the required file is found, you can view, restore, and migrate it.

To learn more about the restoration process, read our Google Account: Deleted Data Recovery article.

To learn about how to migrate files from one Google account to another one within the organization, read our How to Easily Migrate Data between Google Accounts within the Organization article.

Thank you and happy Versioning!

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